How flexible is our grammatical gender processing?

A guest lecture by Sendy Caffarra.

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This talk will explore how our brain deals with the morphosyntactic feature of gender in order track agreement dependencies and reach a full understanding of a sentence. I will walk you through some electrophysiological studies that examine gender agreement processing in different modalities (auditory and visual) and in a different set of comprehenders (monolinguals and bilinguals). These findings will support the idea that the time course of our parsing is highly dependent on the experiential background of the parser.

Sendy Caffarra is an Assistant professor at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Italy) and a visiting scholar at Stanford University (USA). She is interested in how experience changes the way we process and understand spoken and written language. She uses electrophysiological and neuroimaging tools to track how our language brain processes are shaped by learning experience.

This is a joint Multiling/ILN event. Please note the place: HW421!

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